Nov 042013
A Soap Foam like bug: Spittlebug

Spittlebug: The Soap Foam Bug A few days ago I wrote about our visit to the Nature farm where they grow organic food and do not use any chemical pesticides. While walking on the farm I noticed a small foam kind of thing on one of the plants. It was as if somebody was washing clothes and dropped some soapy foam there at best or somebody had spit at worst.  As it was just below a wild flower it was looking rather out-of-place. I clicked a few pictures and was wondering what it could be. I remembered something called Foam [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 182013
A Crimson Rose is not a rose but a Butterfly

A Butterfly called Crimson Rose I still remember  running after a Crimson Rose in the school garden and missing the recess bell. I never caught the butterfly and when I reached my classroom, I was late and the angry teacher asked me to go and stand outside Principle’s office. For me it was a blessing, as I just went back to the garden and started my chase again. If like me you too wonder where all the butterflies have gone, then blame the pesticides used in whatever sorry patches of scrubby greens are left in cities in name of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 012013
Jewel Bugs Of Mother Nature-Chrysocoris bugs

Jewels Bugs:  Nature Notes  Nizam of Hyderabad was once considered one of the richest men on earth with a collection of gems and jewelry that was unparalleled in the world. It is believed he used Jacob diamond one of the largest diamonds ever mined as a paper weight. Legend has it that a lot of his treasure is still hidden in different parts of the erstwhile Hyderabad State.  So you can imagine my joy when I found this beautiful precious stone in the bushes on the banks of Ameenpur Lake where I had gone for bird watching.  I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]